• Jon Stewart to Interview Hunter Urban Public Health Professor on the Daily Show

    April 21, 2009 | Hunter College

    Hunter Urban Public Health Professor Philip Alcabes will be discussing his new book, Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu, with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Wednesday, April 22 at 11pm. Alcabes’ work challenges the conventional wisdom about health, disease, and risk. In […]

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  • Hunter Alumnus Wins 2009 Pulitzer Prize

    April 21, 2009 | Hunter College

    Hunter alumnus Holland Cotter (MA, Art History ’88) has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his wide ranging reviews of art, from Manhattan to China, “marked by acute observation, luminous writing and dramatic storytelling.” Cotter has been a staff art critic at the New York Times since 1998. Between 1992 and 1997 he […]

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  • President Obama Nominates Another Hunter Alum for Key Administration Post

    April 15, 2009 | Hunter College

    President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Hunter alumna Lorelei Boylan (BA ’98) for Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in the Department of Labor. Ms. Boylan is currently the Director of Strategic Enforcement at the New York State Department of Labor, Labor Standards Division. In this capacity she supervises the Apparel Industry/Fair […]

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  • Two Hunter Professors Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

    April 14, 2009 | Hunter College

    Hunter professors Benjamin Hett and Jonathan Shannon have won the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, grants for those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The fellowships enable highly accomplished artists, scientists and scholars to pursue specific research projects over the course of a semester. Hett, an associate history […]

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  • Obama Taps Hunter Alumnus for Key Veterans Affairs Post

    April 2, 2009 | Hunter College

    President Obama has nominated Hunter alumnus John U. Sepúlveda (BA ’77) to be Assistant Secretary of Human Resources for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sepúlveda brings over 25 years of experience as an innovative leader in the public and private sectors. Sepúlveda previously served as deputy director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) […]

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  • Hunter Biology Major Named Goldwater Scholar

    April 1, 2009 | Hunter College

    Alena Leitman, a junior majoring in biological sciences, is one of 278 college sophomores and juniors to be awarded a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholars were selected on a basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Hunter College

    Urban public health issues – from diseases such as HIV/AIDS, obesity, and diabetes to health disparities due to economic and environmental factors – will be the focus of a major new multi-disciplinary initiative at Hunter College, and named to honor a hero of New York City humanitarian activism, Joan Hyman Tisch. The Joan H. Tisch […]

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  • Hunter Alumna Mildred Dresselhaus Wins Major Science Award

    March 10, 2009 | Hunter College

    The National Science Board has presented Hunter alumna Mildred S. Dresselhaus (BA ’51) — once dubbed the “Queen of Carbon Science”– with the prestigious Vannevar Bush Award. Dresselhaus is a national expert in the multifaceted field of carbon science. The longtime Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor says she is excited every day for her […]

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  • President Obama Names Hunter Alumnus White House Director of Urban Affairs

    February 19, 2009 | Hunter College

    President Barack Obama today announced the appointment of Hunter alumnus Adolfo Carrion (MUP ’90) as White House Director of Urban Affairs, a newly created position which reports directly to the president and coordinates all federal urban programs. Carrion has served two terms as Bronx Borough President and one term as the President of the National […]

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  • Hunter Classics Major Wins Grant to Study Overseas

    February 9, 2009 | Hunter College

    Hunter classics student Manuel Andino says he’s always been obsessed with the heroes and legends of Greek and ancient mythology, but he’s never been to Europe. So he was thrilled to learn that he’s won a $3,000 scholarship to study history and culture in a six-week program in Italy or Greece. Andino won the American […]

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